Recent Action on Democratic Bills

Rep. Jesus Rubalcava, D-Gila Bend (District 4) 
This bill requires school districts and charter schools to provide at least 50 minutes of unstructured recess each school day in grades K-5 with the exception of half-day kindergarten students who receive 25.
Status: HB 2082 was unanimously passed in both the Education Committee (11-0-0-0-0-0) and Rules Committee (9-0-0-0-0-0) before being approved by the Arizona House on February 21, 2017 (39-20-1-0-0). HB 2082 was approved by the Senate Education Committee on March 16, 2017 (6-1-0-0).



Rep. Diego Espinoza, D-Tolleson (District 19)
This bill permits school district and charter high schools to establish a career and college readiness program for at-risk youth.
Status: This bill passed Education Committee (5-4-0-2-0-0) before being approved by the Rules Committee (7-0-0-2-0-0). The Arizona House approved HB 2184 (52-7-1-0-0) on February 22, 2017. This bill was approved by the Senate Education Committee (7-0-0-0) on March 23, 2017.

Rep. Ken Clark, D-Phoenix (District 24)
This bill prohibits a homeowners' association from using cumulative voting, whereby people cumulate their votes by multiplying the number of votes they are allowed to cast by the number of directors they are entitled to vote for or by casting the total number of votes for a single candidate.
Status: HB 2321 was approved by Local and International Affairs Committee (6-0-0-1-0-0) before being passed unanimously in the Rules Committee. On February 16, 2017, HB 2321 was unanimously approved by the Arizona House (58-0-2). On March 8, 2017 HB 2321 was approved by the Senate Government Committee (7-0-0-0). HB 2321 was approved by the Arizona Senate (29-0-1-0-0) on March 27, 2017. The governor vetoed the bill on March 31, 2017. Rep. Clark is seeking a legislative override. 

Rep. Rosanna Gabaldon, D-Sahuarita (District 2)
This bill allows a local entity to create a program that will provide emergency responders with critical health information about program participants involved in a car accident and who are unable to communicate with first responders.
Status: HB 2323 unanimously passed both Health Committee (9-0-0-0-0-0) and Rules Committee (9-0-0-0-0-0) before being approved by the Arizona House (59-0-1-0-0) on February 22, 2017. This bill was passed by the Senate Government Committee on March 8, 2017(7-0-0-0) and approved by the Senate Rules Committee the same day.

Rep. Richard Andrade, D-Phoenix (District 29)
This bill requires that a license, certificate or registration issued to any member of the National Guard or the Armed Forces Reserves must not expire while the member is serving on active duty and allows it to be extended 180 days if the member requests to do so. If the license, certificate or registration is renewed during the extended time period, the member is only responsible for normal fees and activities relating to the renewed license.
Status: HB 2341 was unanimously approved in both Military, Veterans and Regulatory Affairs Committee (9-0-0-0-0-0) and Rules Committee (9-0-0-0-0-0) before being passed by the Arizona House on February 16, 2017 (58-0-2-0-0). The Senate Commerce and Public Safety Committee approved HB 2341 on February 27, 2017 (7-0-1-0). On March 6, 2017, the Senate Rules Committee approved HB 2341. On March 22, The Senate approved amended HB 2341 (29-0-1-0-0). On March 23, 2017, HB 2341 moved on to the Senate to be finalized. It was approved with a 56-0-4-0-0 vote. HB 2341 was signed by the governor on March 24, 2017!









                                          







1 comment:

  1. Well done, you all. Thanks for your hard work and persistence!

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